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Or the members of an Icelandic girl band

There are some differences among the five IUDs. The biggest is that the copper IUD (Paragard) is non-hormonal, while the other four (Mirena, LILETTA, Kyleena, and Skyla) contain a hormone called levonorgestrel, which is a type of progestin. While they all work very well to prevent pregnancy, the non-hormonal IUD can have different benefits and side effects than the hormonal IUDs, and the four hormonal IUDs have some differences among them as well. Which IUD is best for you depends on what’s most important to you.

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Including 10 legitimate non-hormonal BC methods

Good news and bad news, folks. The bad news is that the following 10 groceries are NOT birth control:

  1. Papaya
  2. Neem
  3. Asafoetida
  4. Figs
  5. Ginger
  6. Smartweed
  7. Wild…
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And how to tell if you're doing it.

Micro-cheating. It’s hard to define, partly because it’s going to be different for every relationship, but we think of it as physical cheating’s annoying younger cousin and emotional cheating’s annoying younger sister. It definitely doesn’t include any physical cheating, and it has some of the components of emotional cheating but doesn’t go quite as far. We can say this though: when you’re doing it, you know.

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